Biomass as a renewable energy source is derived from living or recently living organisms such as forest debris, agricultural waste, food waste and scrap lumber. Biomass is one of the oldest forms of renewable energy but is also gaining increasing popularity today. Petra helps customers and communities utilize the potential of biomass energy by providing technical, regulatory, feedstock sourcing, and financial expertise as well as building power and cogeneration facilities that cleanly burn renewable waste.
Petra can enable facilities to fulfill a significant portion of their energy needs, reduce energy costs, water consumption and air emissions by creating large scale biomass-to-energy plants or smaller on-site cogeneration plants. The use of biomass not only generates energy savings for the customer but enables them to reduce their greenhouse footprint which may translate to renewable energy credits. Petra Engineering is experienced in all aspects of the design and implementation of biomass technologies as well as working with environmental regulatory requirements, negotiating with utilities and maximizing value from selling electric and thermal energy.